Calendar

Let’s Get Together!

Click on the link of a particular calendar item for additional information.

For events that require a RSVP, members can register by calling the ANV office at 703-509-8057 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, or you can email register@arlnvil.org.

If you have a calendar item that you’d like to have listed, please contact us to send in the details.

Dec
9
Fri
Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

white elephant with giftsJoin your ANV friends to celebrate the season at our holiday party. Our white elephant gift exchange is back by popular demand.

This is your chance to re-gift an item that you have received in the past, or you may purchase a gift that does not cost more than $15. Gifts will be distributed at random through a drawing. Make a fashion statement with your holiday attire.

We will have light refreshments, delightful music and good cheer!

Please RSVP by December 5 by email (register@arlnvil.org) or by calling the office at 703-509-8057.  Open to Members and Volunteers.

Dec
13
Tue
ANV Tai Chi — A gentle way to exercise and reduce stress
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

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Whether you already practice Tai Chi or are curious to learn just what it is all about, drop in on ANV’s Tai Chi sessions. This is an informal practice group. Instruction is not provided.

Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi is now used for stress reduction, improved balance, and other health benefits. In the colder weather, we meet in the Ballston Common, near the Randolph Street entrance. Email anitawallgren@arlnvil.org for more details.

Tour of Arlington House
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Front of Arlington HouseANV has arranged for a private tour of the Arlington House, the former home of General Robert E. Lee. Its grounds were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery during the Civil War and the site was designated a national memorial in respect of General Lee and his efforts during Reconstruction. Our tour will be led by a National Park Ranger who will highlight the history and features of the home, the life of General Lee and his family, and many other aspects of the memorial. The tour will take approximately one hour.  Lunch to follow at a local restaurant for those who are interested.

You can get to the Arlington House either on foot from the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center up the hill to the mansion (approximately 20 minute walk from the Center, mainly uphill) or by taking the tram. Tram tickets are available at the Visitor Center for $9.00 for seniors (65+) or $12.00 for adults. Persons with valid handicapped placards can ride the tram for free along with one companion. A tram ticket entitles the rider to hop-on and hop-off all day at any of the six stops along the route. Allow yourself 20 minutes to take the tram from the Center to Arlington House. ANV will also arrange for members who have special needs to drive directly to the Arlington House. Please notify the ANV Office no later than December 6 with details on the vehicle make and license plate number along with passengers’ names.  Note: Accessing the upper floors of Arlington House involves climbing stairs. Parking is available at the Visitor Center for $1.75 per hour up to three hours and then $2.50 each hour thereafter.

Please RSVP by December 9 by email at register@arlnvil.org or by calling the office at 703-509-8057 – be sure to include the name of the event and number in your party. Also, please indicate if you will be driving and can take a passenger, or if you need transportation. We will organize carpooling, if necessary.

Open to members and volunteers.

Spanish Conversation Group: Cafe Espanol
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IMG_3298This group will be very informal and for all levels of Spanish proficiency.

It will be held at Super Pollo Café. The waitstaff is mostly Central American and quite congenial—we can practice our Spanish with them too. Lots of metered on-street parking usually available.

If you have questions, please contact Anita Wallgren (703) 528-7801 or anitawallgren@arlnvil.org or Dave Christian (703) 785-3434.

Open to everyone.   Reminder: this is a truly multi-level group—that includes some Spanglish.

Hasta Luego!

Dec
14
Wed
Coffee and Conversation – Veteran Compost
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Justin Garrity, Founder/President, Veteran Compost will discuss his local, veteran-owned business focused on turning food scraps into quality compost products.

Free parking is available in the parking lot in front of the café.

Open to all – bring your own coffee, learn about aging in place with Arlington Neighborhood Village, and hear a speaker on an interesting topic. No RSVP needed.

Dec
17
Sat
Winter Solstice Walk
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

ri winterWinter Solstice Walk around Roosevelt Island

For those who want to walk to Roosevelt Island, we will meet at 10:40 am at Rosslyn Metro stop – the group will then walk over to Roosevelt Island. You may also meet us in the parking lot for Roosevelt Island adjacent to GW Parkway at 11 am.

No RSVP is needed. Contact Dave Christian for more details at 703-785-3434.
Members, Volunteers and Friends are Welcome

Dec
20
Tue
ANV Tai Chi — A gentle way to exercise and reduce stress
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

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Whether you already practice Tai Chi or are curious to learn just what it is all about, drop in on ANV’s Tai Chi sessions. This is an informal practice group. Instruction is not provided.

Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi is now used for stress reduction, improved balance, and other health benefits. In the colder weather, we meet in the Ballston Common, near the Randolph Street entrance. Email anitawallgren@arlnvil.org for more details.

Spanish Conversation Group: Cafe Espanol
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IMG_3298This group will be very informal and for all levels of Spanish proficiency.

It will be held at Super Pollo Café. The waitstaff is mostly Central American and quite congenial—we can practice our Spanish with them too. Lots of metered on-street parking usually available.

If you have questions, please contact Anita Wallgren (703) 528-7801 or anitawallgren@arlnvil.org or Dave Christian (703) 785-3434.

Open to everyone.   Reminder: this is a truly multi-level group—that includes some Spanglish.

Hasta Luego!

Dec
21
Wed
Coffee and Conversation – Holiday Cookie Exchange
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

holiday-cookies2Join your neighbors and friends for holiday cheer and treats. Bring your favorite holiday treat to share and swap.

Metered parking is available on the street.

Dec
27
Tue
ANV Tai Chi — A gentle way to exercise and reduce stress
Dec 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

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Whether you already practice Tai Chi or are curious to learn just what it is all about, drop in on ANV’s Tai Chi sessions. This is an informal practice group. Instruction is not provided.

Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi is now used for stress reduction, improved balance, and other health benefits. In the colder weather, we meet in the Ballston Common, near the Randolph Street entrance. Email anitawallgren@arlnvil.org for more details.